Saying ‘I do’ and getting Married can add years to your lifespan.
The sound of Wedding bells, family and your beautiful partner across the aisle from you. Your lover, best friend and port of call. Whilst this may seem all too much for some, the upside is Married couples tend to live longer than singles.
I have always felt a sense of fulfilment when in a relationship. The belongingness and feeling of love and being loved. The idea and notion that a special someone has your best interests at heart and knows and understands what is important to you. It’s at these times when you are not alone in the world when the kids have left the home and you suddenly have that extra room for your games console or the art room you have always dreamt of.
It’s also the knowing that you not alone, you have that one person with you. Scientific evidence indicates an increased lifespan within married couples, so, it’s time to weigh in on the health benefits of marriage that increase you and your partner’s longevity.
Consider some of these benefits to marriage:
- On average, husbands and wives are healthier, happier and enjoy longer lives than those who are not married.
- Men begin to reduce their risk-taking patterns like drinking and smoking.
- In comparison to cohabitation, marriage was 3.4 times more closely associated with happiness
- Wives were found to improve a family’s diet and decrease risky behaviour in their spouses, which bred positive views on life.
- Married men have more sex than non-married in a 12-month period
- Marriage is also linked to greater wealth accumulation.
- Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers, probably because they are more likely to receive practical and emotional support from their child’s father and his family.
- Married men earn more money than do single men with similar education and job histories.
- Marriage is a “seedbed” of prosocial behaviour.
There are so many more benefits to marriage, Marriage is good for the couple; it also provides the optimal conditions for bearing and raising children. Marriage makes an essential contribution to the common good.
So yeah…..Let’s get Married Baby!